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Cowes Breakwater visit

Members of the Harbour Advisory Committee paid a site visit to the new Cowes Breakwater to get a close-up view of the 350-metre long structure and learn about the construction process from contractor Boskalis Westminster. Ben Willows, Chairman of the Advisory Committee said: “We are very appreciative to Cowes Harbour Commission for organising today’s breakwater inspection, given how much it ...

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P1 SuperStock UK championship crown

The P1 SuperStock UK championship crown went to Williams and Robinson on the final day of the season despite a fierce challenge from Pertemps Network in brutal sea conditions in Bournemouth. The 2015 SuperStock season will be remembered for a number of things: a typically British summer, often severe sea conditions, welcoming Scarborough on board as a host venue and ...

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Chris Draper returns as Extreme skipper

GAC Pindar have announced the return of Great Britain’s Olympic Bronze medallist Chris Draper as skipper going into the penultimate Extreme Sailing Series event of the 2015 season, Istanbul. Draper, who has won multiple World and European titles and was victorious in the 2009 Extreme Sailing Series on board Oman Sail, previously co-skippered GAC Pindar in Leg 4 in Cardiff ...

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Ocean Safety Open Day

Ocean Safety are having an Open Day on 17 October at their new Plymouth facility to show visitors how to operate and look after their safety gear. Owners of equipment including liferafts, lifejackets and man overboard recovery Jonbuoys can bring them along and see them being inflated before leaving them with the service technicians for a full service (as long ...

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First Clipper 2015-16 winner

LMAX Exchange has claimed victory in the opening stage of the tenth edition Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race after it crossed the finish line first in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. The team led the race consistently since its early stages following the departure from London almost a month ago. Speaking on behalf of the team as he ...

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Sun shines on 2015 London Regatta

Greenwich Yacht Club hosted the 2015 London Regatta on 27 September. It is the largest annual sailing event held on the River Thames. 41 boats from eight London sailing centres and clubs took part. The event is always held on the day of the annual test raising of the Thames Barrier. Whilst providing a rare backdrop, it also means that ...

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Sir Ben and BT launch 100% Sport

Sir Ben Ainslie and BT have launched 100% Sport – a global initiative to inspire sports fans around the world to take action to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions by using renewable energy. This initiative gives a unifying voice to individual sports fans, athletes like Sir Ben Ainslie, sports teams and clubs as well as partners to create ...

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Premier Marinas buys land next to Falmouth Marina

Premier Marinas completed on the purchase of half an acre of land, at the eastern end of the Falmouth Marina site. Although a relatively small area of land, Falmouth Marina intends to use it as an overflow car park in the short term and provide extra space for boat storage over the winter months. Work to tidy the area including ...

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week moved

The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week, in conjunction with title sponsor Charles Stanley, have decided to move the event in 2016 two weeks earlier than previously scheduled, to be held from 11 – 15 July. Peter Taylor, Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club and Principal Race Officer for the regatta, explained that the ...

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